Fire Department

Employment Opportunities


The El Paso Fire Department encourages both Women and Men to apply. The hiring process is a competitive application process in order to best serve the citizens of El Paso. Entry level positions with the Fire Department are divided into Certified Firefighter Trainee, Certified Paramedic-Fire Trainee and Firefighter Trainee. The City of El Paso is an equal opportunity employer. For more information please contact the El Paso Fire Department at (915) 212-5600 or see the contact information towards the bottom of the page.

Applications may be filled online at If this is your first time applying for a City job online, you must create an account that includes a unique username and password. Each applicant must have his/her own email address when setting up an account.  After your account is established, you can create an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Do not share your username and password with anyone. Only one applicant per account is allowed.

We Are Currently Accepting Applications For:
We Are Currently Not Accepting Applications For:

We are accepting interest cards for the Fire Academy.
Fill the form to receive a notification when the next application period opens.
Select select Fire & EMS and click on “Email me when jobs like this become available”,
complete information on the Job Interest Card and then click “Submit Request”.

Certification classes are available at El Paso Community College. Please call or e-mail Richard Bahena at (915) 831-2289 or 831-3160 ( for more information.
Certification classes for Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic are available at:

EPCC  (915) 831-7070; Tony Ayub,
Life Ambulance (915) 779-2111
ProAction (915) 532-2771


If you are certified as an EMT or Firefighter in a state other than Texas and need to transfer to the State of Texas, please contact Texas Commission on Fire Protection at, (512) 936-3838 or Texas Department of State Health Services at, (512) 834-6700.
The El Paso Fire Department is an all paid, career department and does not utilize volunteer fire fighters. Below are some area volunteer departments:

Montana Vista Fire Rescue (915) 857-0990, (915) 857-1080
West Valley Fire Department (915) 886-2323
Socorro Fire Department (915) 851-9911
Horizon Fire Department (915) 852-3204

Recruitment Questions

Jesus Ruiz
Human Resources Anaylyst
(915) 212-5685

Vanesa Viescas
Human Resources Specialist
(915) 212-5621  

Randy Heredia
Human Resources Business Partner
(915) 212-5684

Firefighter Trainee Links/Resources

Communicator Trainee Links/Resources

Shift Calendar

Work Schedule
Most Fire Department employees work a rotating twenty-four hour schedule. This averages to 56-hours per week. The following calendars are the actual work schedules for the El Paso Fire Department.